Acclaimed novelist Ron Hansen will speak at Belmont University Wed., March 24 at 10 a.m. in the Neely Dining Room. Hansen’s visit is being sponsored by the Office of Spiritual Development and the Department of English. The event is free and open to the public.
Hansen is an award-winning novelist whose books include The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (now a movie starring Brad Pitt), Mariette in Ecstasy, Hitler’s Niece and Exiles. He is the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University, where he teaches courses in writing and literature. Hansen is also a deacon in the Catholic Church and a fellow of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. A native of Omaha, he received the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters for Nebraska, a collection of short fiction.